Throwers line up to let hatchets fly at Yosemite Axe Throwing. Photo contributed.
Written by The Business Journal Staff
Amidst the forest town along Highway 41 comes a new activity fitting for its environment.
Yosemite Axe Throwing opened December in Oakhurst at 40761 CA-41, according to a press release. Visitors ages eight and above can throw hatchets at reclaimed wood and prove the lumberjack in them, regardless of their experience.
“Nervous to try this? Don’t worry about it,” said Nate Hodges, owner of Yosemite Axe Throwing in a press release. “Throwing axes has been a passion of mine since I was young. My goal is to create a space where others have the chance to get involved in axe throwing and experience the fun of competition. My daughters have a blast doing this, and their school friends are excited to try.”
Hodges and his team use wood salvaged from wildfires for target lanes and countertops.
Hodges himself is no stranger to the sport. A member of the U.S. National Team, Hodges holds the record in the Springboard Chop competition and has won two world championships with the World Axe Throwing League.
General admission is $30 per hour and the site can accommodate up to groups of 50 for private events.